Original Italian edition published by Edizioni Ambiente
2013, XVII, 407 p. 102 illus.
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Proposes a modernized interpretation of the existing energy auditing procedure which integrates two strategic elements, energy and environment, to provide a method that not only optimizes the energy performance of existing buildings to improve sustainability
Acts as a comprehensive guide and practical tool for architects, engineers and technicians operating in the field of energy and environmental retrofit of buildings
Includes a 45 point check-list for the field survey and about 120 technical sheets of possible energy retrofit actions that can be applied to the existing buildings
Energy audits have multiple goals including reducing energy consumption, managing costs and environmental impact. Improving the energy performance of existing buildings through energy retrofit measures is a great opportunity for developing sustainability in our structures and developing a green building economy. Green Energy Audit of Buildings considers this opportunity with a new and modern interpretation of the classic methodologies.
This comprehensive guide to green energy audits integrates energy audit and LEED® methodologies to focus on energy and environment as strategic elements. In addition to these methodologies, Green Energy Audit of Buildings includes 45 check-list for field surveys and 120 technical sheets of possible energy retrofit actions that can be applied to existing real-world cases.
Covering both the technical and economical points of view, Green Energy Audit of Buildings provides a comprehensive understanding and method for analyzing buildings and facilities in order to promote sustainability. Engineers, architects, energy assessors and managers in charge of building maintenance will all find this a key reference as well as lecturers, students and researchers looking to develop their understanding of sustainable buildings.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Energy Audit - Energy Efficiency of Buildings - Environmental Certification - Green Buildings - Sustainability of Building
1.Introduction.- PART 1. Methodologies.- 2.Green Energy Audit, general aspects.- 3.Application of the methodology.- 4.Acquisition of basic information.- 5.Survey instrumentation and methods.- 6.Infrared Audit.- 7.Evaluation of the performance improvement.- 8.Definition of the Green Energy Plan.- PART. Tools.- 9.Green Energy Audit versus LEED® Protocols .- 10.Economic assessment of the retrofit actions.- 11.Contractual issues .- 12.Comfort and well-being of occupants.- 13.Retrofit measure sheets.